MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 364"
How Everything Works 21 Apr 2018. 21 Apr 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=364>.
364. Why is a blue flame hotter than a red flame?
The colors of flames can be deceiving because they involve emissions from particular atoms (which impart their own characteristic colors to the light they emit). However, a blue-hot object such as a star is hotter than a red-hot object such as a glowing coal in the fireplace.

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